The June 3 Point of View “On wedding day, turned away” makes an apples to apples comparison of interracial marriage with same-sex marriage when it is actually one of apples to oranges. The law against mixed-race marriage was based on the false premise that by nature races are different. They are not, and that was correctly argued before the Supreme Court, which ruled the old law a denial of civil rights and thus unconstitutional.
Using that successful approach, proponents of same-sex marriage say that by nature male and female are not different, either, but that is false. In fact, the differences are essential to marriage.
Rightfully, all races can now drink from the same water fountain. However, male and female, regardless of race, separate for bathing, dressing, physical needs of work, sports, plus all their different intrinsic emotional and physical roles they complement each other with.
Yes, to economic equality for same-sex unions, but any definition as to marriage will always be counterfeit. This is an issue of biology and nature’s intent, not civil rights.
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W. Richard Cobb